“New SASSA CEO should protect the needs of grants recipients” – DA

The Democratic Alliance (DA) says it notes the appointment of Busisiwe Memela-Khambula as the new CEO of South African Social Security Agency (SASSA).

The party’s Bridgett Masango, says, while Ms Memela-Khambula may come with experience, she has a tough task ahead of her in fixing the myriad of challenges facing SASSA.

Masango says there are three key areas she needs to focus on as a matter of urgency.

She says those matters include security at all pay points to ensure that social grant recipients are protected from muggings and other criminal elements

Probing and ending illegal third-party deductions and ensuring that the biometrics enrolment system is completed and that staff are properly trained to be able to use the system to ensure that fraudulent claims are reduced.

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